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University Constable

Applications are invited for a part-time post of Cambridge University Constable. We particularly welcome applications from women for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. Normal hourly rate: £8.85 and approximately 100 hours per annum. Stipend, payable quarterly in arrears £227.40

The principal function of the University Constabulary is to assist on Ceremonial occasions as well as at Congregations and support the Proctors in their role.

Constables are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to assist the Proctors. You should be prepared to work unsocial hours i.e. Saturdays, Sundays and on rare occasions in the evenings and throughout the night. You will be required to work eleven Saturdays per annum and will need to be available to assist the Proctors in their disciplinary duties on a rota basis and to attend other VIP and Ceremonial events. Attendance at the Swearing-in Ceremony (1 October), General Admission Graduations (4 days in June/July each year) and monthly Congregations is mandatory.

It is necessary to be able to communicate with a wide range of people and keep calm in challenging situations. It would be desirable that individuals are able to work with the minimum of supervision on their own or in small groups. It would also be desirable to have some general Knowledge of the University and Colleges or a security related background.

Fixed-term: 12 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For a detailed Job Specification please E-mail Proctors& or call the Proctors Office on 01223-333314. Closing date for applicants is 30 November 2017, interviews will be taking place on 12 and 13 December.

Please quote reference AJ13663 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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